Lest We Forget opens at Lydiard House Museum

Lydiard House Museum announces the opening of the exhibition, Lest We Forget the Black Contribution to the World Wars in Wiltshire. This exhibition is a reflective exploration of Black history during the 20th century, telling the individual stories of servicemen from the Caribbean and America during WWI and WWII in Wiltshire.

Lest We Forget features items from the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre and the National Archives, and a memorial wreath on loan from the Wiltshire Museum. Objects and artwork from the collection at Museum & Art Swindon form a key part of the exhibition, including a painting of Regent Circus in 1945 by local artist Harold Dearden. 

Lest We Forget is part of a larger project developed by Wiltshire Museum with funding from the AIM and Heritage funds New Stories New Audiences programme. While Lydiard House hosts the main exhibition, four exhibition panels will also be on display at the Merchants House, Marlborough, and later will tour to Wessex Museums partner, The Salisbury Museum (January – May 2025). 


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